Annual Review: Human Rights Situation of LGBT People in 2016

2016 began with the assault of LGBT activists but the perpetrators were neither identified nor brought to justice. Although tangible positive changes were noticeable throughout the year, no action has been taken at the state level to ensure that LGBT […]

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Government of Armenia did not take steps to protect LGBTI people. HRW report

In 2016 government of Armenia has not addressed hate speech or discrimination against LGBTI people, is stated in 2017 report of Human Rights Watch (HRW), adding that LGBTI people continue to face discrimination, harassment and violence. Citing PINK Armenia’s survey […]

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Human rights situation of LGBT people in Armenia 2015

2015 was a regressive year for LGBT people’s rights in Armenia, since the newly accepted Constitution restricted marriage as a union only between a man and a woman. The issue of same-sex marriage was brought up in a broad manner […]

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“Armenia’s leading political party employs “hate speech” toward LGBTI people, rather than promote equality”: State Department’s report

Armenia’s officials, including police and military and prison authorities, subjected lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons to abuse and discrimination with impunity, says US State department’s annual report on human rights situation in 2015, published on April 13. “Rather […]

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“Iravunq” newspaper, LGBT forum, attack on transgender people in HRW report

People continue to face discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, harassment, and physical violence in Armenia, according to Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) annual report for 2015. “The government’s proposed constitutional changes rendered same-sex marriage illegal in Armenia, but […]

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